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legislation, the house comes in sunday afternoon holding an unrelated vote sunday night. that is unless the white house, president and folks in congress come to an agreement, if they were to reach an agreement, that they are there yet and have a smaller package, kick the can to next year, where in theory they get something to kick it again. dennis: let us pray, thank you, rich edson. why does washington always wait until the last panic stricken second before rival sides hammered out a compromise. juan williams, what is your opinion? will the compromise in time? >> your going cliff diving, will the markets panic? we have until january the following monday, and you get some kind of package or deal, might not be any grand bargain, when that would extend the bush tax cuts and the sequestration cuts take place. dennis: i was talking to a big investor who argued, any time there's a strike, management has to be grown up and do something to get workers back to work and in this case president obama's management and house republicans, is it time for the president to make a dramatic concession? >>
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screwed by congress not being able to do their job. >> erick, want to play something that charles said last night and got reaction from you. >> he's been using this -- and i must say with great skill and ruthless skill and success to fracture and basically shatter the republican opposition and his objective at the beginning was to to create an internal civil war and he's done that. >> do you think the president is responsible for creating a civil war in the republican party? sorry, erick. >> i think to a degree he is although i think john boehner has more on that having cut the deal to raise taxes on $1 million or more. the republicans have had to hold this line. they would have opened them up to bigger fractures. yes, to a certain degree i think charles is right. >> the president won by winning re-election. that's what happened. he won. >> that does tend to happen after you lose a presidential election. yes. >> let me get you both to this. this is probably the last time i'll talk to you between now and 2013. so i need you to say -- you cannot say the president or mitt romney in the an
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of protection overnight, and more beautiful mornings. ♪ pampers. peaceful nights. playful days. . >>> all eyes on washington, d.c., specifically the white house. four top leaders, four top ranking members in congress meeting with the president right now. we've got some details from our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin who said moments ago that the president is meeting with timothy geithner. the president has asked to raise taxes on those making $250,000 or more. and if the other side does not have a counter proposal, then he will is ask for an up or down vote in the house and senate. there you go. as soon as they come out, they will step up to the microphones and you will get it right here on cnn. you will be the first to know. >>> if you were putting together a list of the top 2012 moments, there were compelling moments inside and outside the campaign that made indelible marks. here are the top ten from our chief correspondent candy crowley. >> reporter: it's like finding your favorite grain of sand on the beach. there are moments when catch phrases become boomerangs. >> if you'